Category Archives: Business advice

Value your core!!

Walking out of the gym this morning I over heard a trainer say to his client ” We need to develop your core before we develop anything else.” This set me thinking on today’s post! Developing your core when you are getting yourself fitter really does help you. From a strong core you can develop…

Putting the right people in the right jobs!!

From big businesses to smaller businesses putting the right people in the right jobs is a skill. I think it’s more important than strategy or the operation process because it’s people who make the calls and judgements and turn strategies into operational realities!! If you want to reach the maximum potential with your business the…

Best practise!!

I think it is fair to say once a best practise is out in the market place it will get copied. One thing is for sure, companies who imitate and improve on a best practise,win! Part of strategy is finding the best practises and then constantly improve them. This process actually becomes very initiative with…

A brain picking strategy for your business!!

Today, I had the pleasure of spending time with an old business friend. It was great fun picking each others brains! A big chunk of our time was spent talking about a strategy for a business he has just bought, which he intends to grow  substantially into new markets. Naturally, I cannot tell you his…

Which dimension are you in?

After a lay off from fitness training, I have hit the road again running and using a suspension trainer. For anyone not familiar with a suspension trainer it is basically suspended body weight training. You can work every muscle in  your body through full range of motion. It is definitely a more functional way to…

Take your pick!

With the Ryder Cup looming I thought I would look at the captain’s picks! First up U.S. Captain Davis Love III:- Davis did not veer far of track with his captain’s picks. With Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk, he has huge experience in this pair, cool heads and very solid putters. Both can partner anyone….

Linking rewards to performance!!

Having lunch with a friend last week he highlighted a common problem within many companies. My friend works for a FTSE 100 company. He is a project manager within the business. He was telling me about all the great work his team had done but were not going to be paid their bonus this year…

Growing people!

In the environment we all face today cost cutting has never been higher. Survival is all that matters! Balancing out where the cut backs should come is very tricky. Some business owners just cut away everything to the bone! While others take a more overall view. I really do feel one area you should take…

Improve your results by delegating!

I find lots of businesses, especially family businesses, fail to delegate well.  Often, it is one or two family members trying to do everything! Learning to let go and delegate is essential in improving your results, providing you monitor the results. Many business owners make all kinds of excuses for not delegating. The most popular…

Tips on turning your pride around!!

Recently a family friend asked for help to turn their family business around. The business is in the service industry and turns over in excess of $10m. My first impression of the business was the family members where doing what they wanted rather than having a joined up approach. Several of the family members wanted…